Because That’s What Totalitarian Nutters Do ….. They Lie

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Obesity campaign slammed for digitally fattening kids

And this is why it’s so difficult to get into any meaningful dialogue with nutters.  They’re disingenuous and refuse to allow the facts to speak for themselves. 

Personally, I don’t believe we have a sugar drink problem more than we have an exercise problem.  But, again, its impossible to get into a meaningful dialogue, because the aim isn’t to make children healthier, the aim is to remove freedom. 

The public service ad by First 5 California features an overweight girl drinking sugar with a straw, but the ad has been criticized because the child model’s weight was digitally altered to make her look fatter.

“They are taking a perfectly healthy little girl and Photoshopping her to make her look unhealthily obese,” Adweek media reporter Emma Bazilian told ABC News. “It’s no surprise that people are outraged at that.”

To give you an example of how disconnect these people are, we see the final two paras……

If you use real kids, you’re going to be called fat-shamers,” reporter Bazilian said. “On the other hand, if you take this kid and you Photoshop them, it’s really a no-win situation.”

But the latest ad, with its enhanced chubbiness and all, shows one thing is clear: People are talking about childhood obesity, which appears to be the point.

No, you idiot, we’re not talking about childhood obesity, we’re talking about deception to further one’s goals.  Which is something the nutters of any stripe excel in.  Activists, campaigners, nutters, whatever you wish to call them, are simply not to be trusted. 

h/t Kim who h/t’d Junk Science

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7 Responses to Because That’s What Totalitarian Nutters Do ….. They Lie

  1. philjourdan says:

    The ends justify the means. The crutch of the liberals.

  2. HankH says:

    Dang! That digital sugar is more fattening than the real thing.

  3. Keitho says:

    What is actually more worrisome ( slightly ) is the fact that being fat doesn’t seem to be leading to poor health or premature death.

    http://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/02February/Pages/obesity-death-records-jump.aspx

    So once again we have the kids being abused, just like Climate Change, to advance the political agenda of the left. More control over our lives.

    • cdquarles says:

      Like many things biological, the curve has always been a very slight, quadratic. Anecdotal, yes, but those most at risk of ‘premature’ death are the very thin and the very obese (what was called obese 30 years ago … someone with a high body fat percentage, not someone with a high mass relative to height without making the distinction).

  4. DirkH says:

    From my experience I can tell that kids get enormous cravings for calories and consume basically unlimited amounts of them before they have a growth spurt. Sugary drinks are one of the affordable ways to provide them with fuel. Absolutely necessary are supplementary sweets, extremely important are liberal doses of gummi bears (contain not only important sugar but also vital gelatine; make sure that that is the case as there are certain pseudo gummi bear recipes that don’t; notably all vegan concoctions. Avoid those. They’re poison to a growing kid)

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